Spotted fevers

Other Names:
Brazilian spotted fever
Colombian spotted fever
Sao Paulo fever
Choix fever
New World spotted fever
Pinta fever
Tick fever

These diseases in humans are caused by infective organisms transmitted in the bite of a tick. The vector ticks vary with the geographical area: The usual transmitters are a wood tick Dermacentor andersoni in the western United States and a dog tick Dermacentor variabilis in the eastern United States. Other hard ticks transmit the causative agent in the southern United States and in Central and South America. Most human cases occur during late spring and summer.

Narrower Problems:
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST